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IHQC Learning Lab: Designing a QI Project

January 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Do you have a new project you need to launch in 2020 but aren’t sure where to begin? Join colleagues from health centers across LA County at an IHQC Learning Lab on Designing a QI Project. Anchoring off of IHQC’s Design and Planning Phase Checklist, participants will explore strategies and templates to guide them through important stages of designing a QI project – reviewing your organization’s priorities and drivers, understanding the current state, brainstorming change ideas and mapping out your theory of change, and creating a project plan.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Identify potential connections with their project idea/theme and current organizational goals/priorities.
  • Have a plan in place, and knowledge of what tools to use, to better understand how the current systems and processes are working.
  • Create a first draft of a Driver Diagram outlining their project’s theory of change.
  • Leverage sample project plan templates and review important considerations for drafting a project work plan.

This session is FREE to safety net organizations in LA County, thanks to the generous support of the Cedars-Sinai Community Benefit Giving Office.Participant Eligibility:This session is open to staff, providers, and leadership from community health centers and county health agencies in Los Angeles County.


Learning Lab Agenda:

Morning: 9am – 12:30pm

Part 1: Review Your Organization’s Upcoming Priorities and Drivers

Part 2: Understanding the current state

Review baseline data to better understand how the current systems/protocols are functioning;Leverage workflow maps to understand current processes;Conduct quick stakeholder interviews to understand what’s working well and what’s frustrating for staff at the frontlines.

Part 3:

Brainstorming change ideas and mapping out your theory of change

Where to look for best practices

Prioritizing your change ideas

Creating a driver diagram to map out your theory of change

Part 4: Creating a project plan

Explore core elements that go into any project plan

Review A3 thinking, sample small-scale project plan templates, and large-scale project plan templates.

Afternoon (optional attendance): 1pm – 3pm

IHQC will be available for “office hours” in the afternoon to answer questions, discuss elements of draft project plans, and/or dive deeper into themes like:Measurement for Improvement: defining our measurement strategy for our project

Establishing a Project Team: ways to get your project/project team off to a good start

Project Management Considerations When Launching QI Project: things to be aware of in the initial weeks/months as you roll out your project.


January 30
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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The California Endowment
1000 Alameda St
Los Angeles,CA90012United States